Missing man found dead

Police say no foul play suspected

DAN McLAUGHLIN

GWINN — The man who was missing in the Forsyth Township area was found dead by volunteers assisting in the search Wednesday afternoon, according to the Forsyth Township Police Department.

The body of Dan McLaughlin, 48, was found along the Escanaba River a couple miles south of his camp around 3 p.m. Wednesday by kayakers who volunteered to search the river banks, according to police. No foul play is suspected but the cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy, police said this morning.

McLaughlin had last been seen at his camp along Marquette County Road EEH near the Escanaba River in Forsyth Township around 4:15 p.m. Monday. Police were alerted that he could be missing around 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Forsyth Township Police Department.

Police are grateful for the many “family and friends and volunteers that showed up on behalf of Mr. McLaughlin” in the search, said Detective Sgt. Brian Kjellin, interim Forsyth Township police chief.

Forsyth Township police were assisted by Forsyth Township Fire and EMS, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division, Marquette County Search and Rescue, Valley Med Flight, Michigan State Police K-9 and aviation units, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fire Division Aviation, and La Dolce Video & Design and TriMedia Consultants, which both provided drones for the search. McLaughlin’s family, friends and neighbors also assisted authorities.